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DR. LALIT CHOKSI

SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST
  • Retd. Assistant Professor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (NY, USA)
  • Retd. Associate Professor, GCRI & Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Canada)
Dr. Lalit B. Choksi has an unmatched professional profile that combines impressive international experience with extensive exposure to the cancer field in India.

One of the senior-most cancer surgeons in the field in India today, Dr. Choksi has the distinction of being the first formally trained surgical oncologist in the entire state of Gujarat.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgery of Canada (FRCS-C), Dr. Choksi has also been certified by the American Board of Surgery and has practiced in the US as a surgical oncologist for more than twenty years.

FULL BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Lalit B. Choksi, the Surgeon Emeritus in charge of Remote Opinion Services at Anahat Oncology has an unmatched professional profile that combines impressive international experience in surgical oncology with extensive exposure to the cancer field in India.

One of the senior-most cancer surgeons in the field in India today, Dr. Choksi has the distinction of being the first formally trained surgical oncologist in the entire state of Gujarat.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgery of Canada (FRCS-C), Dr. Choksi has also been certified by the American Board of Surgery and as such has practiced in the US as a surgical oncologist for more than twenty years.

In the US, Dr. Lalit Choksi received his early training in General Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital of Chicago and thereafter he trained at the prestigious Roswell Park Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, New York, a center associated with the development of pioneering techniques in surgical oncology. Dr. Choksi also worked as a staff member of the same institute in the capacity of Attending Surgeon in the Breast Cancer Division.

In Peoria, Illinois Dr. Choksi blended his academic interest with surgical practice when he taught surgery as Assistant Professor at Peoria School of Medicine of the University of Illinois. He also served as Attending Surgeon of Surgical Oncology at St. Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital and
Proctor Hospital.

Moved by a vision to share his vast experience of working at premier centers of surgical oncology in the US and a desire to contribute to the medical field in India, he subsequently joined Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad as an Associate Professor and Head of Surgical Unit 2, until he shifted his focus to full-time private practice in 1995. During his tenure at the GCRI, Dr. Choksi trained a number of practicing surgical oncologists and introduced many new and innovative surgical techniques.

Today, Dr. Choksi serves as the Founding President of Gujarat State Head and Neck Organisation (G-SHNO). Given his vast clinical experience and deep knowledge of surgical oncology, Dr. Lalit B. Choksi is an invaluable source for evidence based clinical and surgical interventions.

DEGREES
  • M.B.B.S. – B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India (1958-1964)
  • Diplomat of American Board of Surgery – USA (1970)
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) – 1970
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Canada (F.R.C.S.)- 1971
SURGICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Surgical Internship, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA (1964-1965)
  • Surgical Resident, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA (1965-1967)
  • Surgical Oncology Resident, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York (1967-1970)
  • Attending Surgeon, Division of Breast Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1970-1971)
  • Attending Surgeon, Little Company of Mary, Chicago, USA (1971-1972)
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, India (1972-1976)
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Peoria School of Medicine, University of Illinois (1976-1985)
  • Attending Surgeon, St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois, USA (1976-1985)
  • Attending Surgeon, Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Illinois, USA (1977-1986)
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, India (1986-1995)
  • Director, Mahavir Surgical Hospital and Cancer Care Center, Ahmedabad, India (1992-2015)